- Frank McCormack is adamant that the objects he and his
family saw in the sky over Mildura did not come out of a beer bottle.
- "We were having a barbecue, I was busy cooking the
barbecue," he says.
- "Yes, we were having refreshments, but it was far
too early to be seeing double, seeing things that were not there."
- It was 7pm, with a clear sky, and still daylight when
Frank's daughter in law spotted an odd object in the sky. The rest of the
family sighted it as well.
- "We finally spotted this shiny white object, coming
in from the east to come across towards Mildura," Frank says.
- "We continued to look at it to see if we could establish
what it was, and then it became stationary. It stopped over Mildura. So,
while we were watching it, two similar objects came in from the west. They
just manoeuvred around like a rendezvous with the stationary one, then
they just departed and went back west - then the other one that was stationary
then started to move back towards the east."
- Nobody who saw them could work out what they were, but
Frank is certain of what they weren't.
- "It wasn't an aircraft, it wasn't a balloon, it
wasn't a helicopter - there was quite a bit of glare...from the sun, we
actually looked at them through binoculars but we still couldn't define
what they were.
- "I think they were a long way up; I think they were
too high for a helicopter. If they had have continued in a straight line
across the sky, we'd have possibly thought they were satellites."
- Doug Moffert, from UFO Research, New South Wales, says
Frank's encounter is typical in some ways - especially in the 'round table
discussion' afterwards of 'could it be this, could it be that', seeking
- While typical in that way, Frank is unusual in his willingness
to come forward and talk about what he saw.
- To listen to the interviews, click the links below.
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Frank McCormack relates what he and his family saw in the skies over Mildura.
- Audio in RealMedia format Doug Moffert from UFO Research
NSW talks to the ABC's Jonathan Ridnell.